Archive for 2011

You Have Just Bought a Welder, Now What?

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

How to Setup a New Lincoln MIG Welder With a Quick Stop at Our Local Praxair Store

You’ve saved up some money and now you’re ready to invest in a new MIG welder. First, you did your homework to figure out how much power you need and you found out whether or not your garage is wired to support a 220 circuit—just like we did. We decided to go with a new Lincoln Electric 255XT MIG machine, mainly because so many useful options are included with that model for free, like trigger lock, a spot weld timer, run-in adjustment and burn-back adjustment. (more…)

Ron Huskins’ 1970 Mustang Mach 1

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

We’ve all seen the T-shirt that reads “Still plays with cars.” Most who own this shirt want you to know that they’re still into the stuff that they enjoyed when they were kids. Since the late-‘60s most little boys grew up playing with die-cast toy cars. The best toys looked custom built or like race cars. (more…)

John and Candace Packard’s ‘67 Nova SS

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Inspiration for building new projects comes from many different places. A certain stance or wheel and tire combo, or even the way a muscle car model captures a special time in someone’s life can drive their decision to build a particular car. (more…)

D&P Chevy Flexes Its Muscles

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Times change, and for those who want to compete in this ever-changing world, companies much change, as well. D&P Chevrolet in Huntington Beach, California, has long been known for its killer Tri-Five Chevys. Many of the cars built by Darryl and Peggy Nance have graced the covers of magazines, and over their 20-plus years in business, they have built up a considerable clientele heavy into the Tri-Five scene. (more…)

Throwing a Tire-Smokin’ Tantrum in a Twin-Turbo Chevelle

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Nobody likes to feel ignored, least of all a muscle car. Even so, this awesome ’70 Chevelle sat for seven long years neglected in somebody’s garage. The previous owner took some half-hearted steps at restoration, but both the bodywork and engine needed some serious attention, so he basically threw up his hands. (more…)

Stuff You Gotta Have!

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

CLASSIC PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS

CPP’s new nickel-plated U-joints are CNC machined and precision broached for a perfect fit. Stainless steel sealed bearing cap and nickel plating gives a polished, stainless look. It works up to a 30-degree angle. All popular sizes are available. (more…)

2010 SEMA New Products Showcase

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

SLP PERFORMANCE PARTS SLP's newest headers fit the 5.7/6.1L 2008-10 Hemi-powered Challengers and are manufactured using 409 stainless steel. They are ceramic coated and bolt on to stock or SLP exhaust systems.

The Latest Performance Products for Your Ride

Though there may be many reasons to go to the annual SEMA show, the real reason the show is held is so that companies can showcase their new products. Here is a list of what we thought were the best new products at the show. (more…)

Shaving a Camaro Drip Rail

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

In the annals of hot rodding there is a rich history of cutting off body parts, and no, we’re not talking about your high school auto shop teacher (ours was missing about a finger and a half). We’re talking about shaving things like drip rails. For those who live in Washington State, drip rails may actually be a good idea, but for the rest of us they look awful. (more…)

Muscle Car Power Blows in to the Windy City

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Chicago! The Midwest’s international hub for commerce, culture and finance. The Windy City, or Chi-Town–as it is known– is also home to some of the best sports teams in the majors, including the Chicago Hawks, the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Bears. And now the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, or to be more specific, Rosemont’s Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is host to the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals, one of the most prestigious indoor muscle car enthusiast events in the nation. (more…)

Throttle-Stompin’, Gear-Bangin’, Corner-Carvin’ Mayhem at Adams Motorsports Park

Monday, May 16th, 2011

In today’s world of high performance muscle cars it’s not enough to go fast in a straight line. To hang with the big boys you need to be able to hammer through the hairpins and carve the corners. Several suspension and brake companies have tuned their products toward that effort. There is simply nothing like pounding on the skinny pedal and shaking your fist at the shifter as you throttle your way through a curvy asphalt playground. (more…)